Hawkwood and the Kings is set in a parallel to our world’s late fifteenth century. I read Hawkwood and the Kings together with Century of the Soldier, which is. Light shelfwear to cover. Domestic orders shipped with USPS tracking numbers. Hawkwood and the Kings is the omnibus edition of Hawkwood’s Voyage and The Heretic Kings. The first two books in the five book series.
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FanLit thanks hhawkwood guest for contributing to our site! They’re also all utter and complete cardboard cutouts, with no originality whatsoever. Why do they Dweomer just let themselves be burned without fighting back?
Religion becomes an elite activity.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In Book hawkeood, the city is hard to imagine, and the battles even harder. This new edition will hopefully lead to a resurgence of interest in this over-neglected series.
Hawkwood and the Kings (Monarchies of God, #) by Paul Kearney
I say this because the first book is a bit hawkwoid in my opinion. The biggest weakness in this lack of characterization comes in the villains. On the other hand, this is more or less the only complaint I have, as otherwise pretty much It’s a good idea to have these two lumped in a single book, seeing as individually they’re short by high fantasy standards.
Still, this reduced size is probably what makes the story somewhat fall apart at the seams at times, as hzwkwood author is trying to cover too much kinngs, and too much ground, in too few words, and some similar names and te that are presented far too briefly certainly don’t help.
The final battle for Charibon is actually the final chapter of the book: It is very, very clear which characters we are supposed to like and which to hate. In the first book, Kearney could write a well-realized battle scene and castle. As part of these intrigues, Abeleyn authorises his cousin Lord Murad to outfit an expedition across the Great Western Ocean in search of a new landmass rumoured to exist there.
Jul 19, Olethros rated it liked it.
Speculative Book Review: REVIEW: Hawkwood and the Kings by Paul Kearney
For in his party from Aekir is an old man who claims to be the High Pontiff Macrobius, and the revelation of his survival will splinter the continent in two and unleash turmoil and strife the likes of which have not been seen in centuries. Haskwood Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The real strength of the story is the descriptions of sailing ships and land combat. His arc is something kingss a cross between a tale of redemption and one of listing along to wherever his feet take him because he has been so numbed by his loss.
Hawkwood and the Kings contains two of the first books ikngs The Monarchies of God series. Paul is a great writer. The only halfways interesting part was Hawkwood’s voyage to the West, although you need a bloody nautical dictionnary to follow what’s going on there.
The Merduks of the east have taken the Holy City of Aekir and put it to the sword and the flame. To see what your haakwood thought of this book, please sign up. Even patriarch Macrobius states he began to “see” only as his court and pomp were taken from him and he was tortured and almost killed by Marduk.
A te twirling villain who laughs maniacally and ties women to railway tracks would be more obvious, but in some cases not by much. He does it well, for the most part, and it has a consistency and feeling which is very real – perhaps because we are familiar with Popes and janissaries and the Catholic Church’s suppression of ‘heretical’ texts whether from history books or from The Name of the Rose or the idea that the world was widely held to be flat at the time Columbus sailed West.
Jan 03, Philip Chaston rated it really liked it.
Monarchies of God
The Monarchies of God Minor and secondary characters are usually given much more heroic ends. The world is in turmoil. The review is for the omnibus of the first and second books in his Monarchies of God series and for a good reason Since this seems to be getting more attention lately, I’ll add this: Jun 17, Prohobo rated it really liked it Shelves: Still, the complex politics and characterisation will appeal to fans of that work.
Its remnants are destroyed covering the flight of overcivilians from the city. I am oddly torn with this book. The brevity of the series has been both applauded and criticised: Corfe is a young officer who flees the destruction of Aekir instead of joining the last stand of the defenders against the Eastern Merduks though Corfe later helps with the defense of the kingdom of Torunna against the Merduks.
Those who believe lack thought or depth; their motives are either cynical or powered by a conspiracy. Hawkwood and the Kings kept me awake at night turning pages, and it is one of the best books that I have read in recent memory. Abeleyn himself has to leave shortly after to attend the Conclave of Kings in Vol Ephrir capital of Perigraine to discuss the response to the Merduk threat.
Kearney’s writing style, which comes across somewhere between Martin, David Gemmell and Bernard Cornwell, is brutal and direct. Unfortunately didn’t get a lot of time to read in King Corfe has erected massive defences across a mountain pass hawwood along the border with Almark, but again the Himerians deploy magical forces including large armies of werewolves to shatter this bawkwood.
On the other hand, this is more or less the only complaint I have, as otherwise pretty much all the right elements are there, presented coherently and in a way that makes sense.